Dixie D'Amelio hacked: TikTok star’s 46.2m-follower account deleted by suspected hacker - Dexerto
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Dixie D’Amelio hacked: TikTok star’s account deleted after suspected hack

Published: 14/Dec/2020 6:03 Updated: 15/Dec/2020 10:20

by Isaac McIntyre

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Dixie D’Amelio’s TikTok account has been deleted, following a series of strange posts on the internet superstar’s social media profile that suggests her 46.2 million follower page was hacked on December 13.

When attempting to access Dixie’s account, users are now greeted with an error message that reads “user doesn’t exist.” The 19-year-old TikTok superstar boasted just over 46 million followers before the ‘hack,’ and 1.6 billion likes.

The suspected hacker seems to have posted several TikTok clips on D’Amelio’s page before disabling the profile. The account’s bio was also updated to read “follow @koiiddd”.

The first clip shows a mouse ‘benching’ a trap with the caption “preparing to hack Dixie.” The second mentions The Chuckling Squad, an online hacker group that famously gained access to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account in late 2019.

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Several of the deleted clips also refer to an unknown user, “Joe,” as well as a private Instagram account with the handle “lucifer” that has more than 11k followers.

While Dixie has yet to officially comment on the suspected hack, or her profile’s deletion, she did respond to TikTokRoom ⁠— who originally shared the news ⁠— on Instagram with a tongue in cheek joke about the developing situation.

“I guess dixie123 was a bad password,” the TikTok sensation wrote.

The TikTok hackers don’t seem to have just stopped at Dixie’s account either. Soon after the 19-year-old’s profile was disabled, her father Marc D’Amelio suffered a similar fate.

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Marc’s profile, which boasts a following of 8.8 million fans, had similar clips posted on the timeline. These posts, Dexerto has confirmed, also refer to the “lucifer” Instagram account, and multiple have the hastag “#F*ckTheDamelios.”

The hackers also threatened to “get Charli’s profile next,” but as of publishing her TikTok account — which has 102.9m followers — is still online.

Dixie D'Amelio has been locked out of her TikTok account by hackers.
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio has been locked out of her TikTok account by hackers.

Will Dixie get her TikTok account back?

TikTok was quick to react to this and have already reinstated D’Amelio’s account. In a statement to Insider, a spokesperson said, “After the D’Amelios contacted us, we immediately locked their accounts to prevent any misuse, and we’re working with them to better protect their accounts in the future.”

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Dixie’s father, Marc, is also having his TikTok account security restored.

Charli D’amelio account lock

Dixie’s sister also had her account locked, too. In a video shared by tiktoktoom on Instagram, Charli spoke to her followers, detailing that she had been locked out of her account to prevent anything else from happening to her family’s TikTok accounts.

It’s still unclear as to whether or not the TikTok star has access to her account, but as of 15 December, no new posts have been made by Charli on her account. We’ll update this as developments are made.

This is far from the first time TikTok’s biggest stars have been targeted by online hackers.

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Addison Rae had her account temporarily suspended in mid-August. Her iconic handle, ‘addisonre,’ was changed to ‘joeandzak1,’ and several videos were posted on her profile. Charli D’Amelio also had her VSCO account hacked in June.